Michael Grimm

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Professor of Development Economics

Kortenaerkade 12

P.O. Box 29776

The Hague, 2502LT

Netherlands

http://www.iss.nl

University of Passau

Professor of Development Economics

Innstrasse 29

Passau, 94032

Germany

http://www.wiwi.uni-passau.de/grimm.html

IZA

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

DIW Berlin

Research Professor

Mohrenstraße 58

Berlin, 10117

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Linking Representative Household Models with Household Surveys for Poverty Analysis: A Comparison of Alternative Methodologies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3343
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences, World Bank and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Applied general equilibrium models, poverty, income distribution, policy evaluation

Geography vs. Institutions at the Village Level

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2259
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Mar 2008
Michael Grimm and Stephan Klasen
Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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geography, migration, land rights, institutions, technology adoption, agricultural development, Indonesia

Geography vs. Institutions at the Village Level

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3391
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Michael Grimm and Stephan Klasen
Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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geography, migration, land rights, institutions, technology adoption, agricultural development, Indonesia

A First Step Up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household's Welfare in Rural Rwanda

USAEE Working Paper No. 14-189
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Dec 2014
Erasmus University Rotterdam, IB&C (Rwanda), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Energy access, household technology adoption, Sub-Saharan Africa

A First Step Up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household's Welfare in Rural Rwanda

Ruhr Economic Paper No. 554
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Erasmus University Rotterdam, IB&C (Rwanda), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Energy access; household productivity; household technology adoption; Sub-Saharan Africa; Randomized Controlled Trial

A First Step Up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household's Welfare in Rural Rwanda

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8594
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Nov 2014
Erasmus University Rotterdam, IB&C (Rwanda), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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energy access, household technology adoption, Sub-Saharan Africa, randomized controlled trial

A First Step Up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household's Welfare in Rural Rwanda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7859
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Erasmus University Rotterdam, IB&C (Rwanda), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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City to City Alliances, Urban Economic Development, Urban Communities, Inequality, Regional Urban Development, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Urban Economics

Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity – Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 232
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Feb 2017
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Technology adoption, electrification, willingness-to-pay, real-purchase offer game, energy access

Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity: Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10427
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Dec 2016
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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technology adoption, electrification, willingness-to-pay, real-purchase offer game, energy access

Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity – Experimental Evidence from Rwanda.

ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 232
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Technology adoption, electrification, willingness-to-pay, real-purchase offer game, energy access

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Macro Models and Household Survey Data: Linkages for Poverty and Distributional Analysis

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Apr 2005
University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences, World Bank and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Applied General Equilibrium Models, Poverty, Income Distribution, Policy Evaluation

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Spatial Inequalities Explained: Evidence from Burkina Faso

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 843
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Jul 2009
Johannes Graeb and Michael Grimm
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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spatial inequality, poverty, multilevel modeling, decomposition, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Food Price Inflation and Children's Schooling

DOES HOUSEHOLD INCOME MATTER FOR CHILDREN'S SCHOOLING? EVIDENCE FOR RURAL SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 30, pp. 740-754, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2011
Michael Grimm
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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education, household income, inflation, aggregate shocks, Africa

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Do Interventions Targeted at Micro-Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-Sized Firms Create Jobs? A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Low and Middle Income Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8193
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 May 2014
Michael Grimm and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Passau
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employment, active labor market policy, firm creation, micro, small and medium sized firms, impact evaluations, systematic review

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Does Electrification Spur the Fertility Transition? Evidence from Indonesia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8146
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 May 2014
Michael Grimm, Robert A. Sparrow and Luca Tasciotti
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Wageningen UR - Development Economics Group and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
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fertility, fertility transition, electrification, family planning, television, infrastructure, child mortality

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Credit‐Constrained in Risky Activities? The Determinants of the Capital Stocks of Micro and Small Firms in Western Africa

GIGA Research Programme Working Paper No. 185
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
Simon Lange, Jann Lay and Michael Grimm
University of Goettingen (Gottingen), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Informal sector, micro and small enterprises, credit constraints, risk, risk aversion, firm growth, West‐Africa

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Does Forced Solidarity Hamper Investment in Small and Micro Enterprises?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7229
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
Michael Grimm, Renate Hartwig and Jann Lay
Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Passau and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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forced solidarity, informal insurance, investment, micro and small enterprises, sharing, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Do Cows Have Negative Returns? The Evidence Revisited

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8525
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
Esther Gehrke and Michael Grimm
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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livestock, profits, investment, India

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Why Do Some Motorbike Riders Wear a Helmet and Others Don'T? Evidence from Delhi, India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8042
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Mar 2014
Michael Grimm and Carole Treibich
Erasmus University Rotterdam and Aix-Marseille School of Economics
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road safety, helmet use, risky health behavior, self-protection, self-insurance, India, risk-taking behavior

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Nudging Households to Take Up Health Insurance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10744
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 May 2017
Institute de Recherche en Sciences de Santé (IRSS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Passau and Association Songui Manégré - Aide au développement Endogène (ASMADE)
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health insurance, take-up, encouragement design, learning, financial education

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Why Do Households Forego High Returns from Technology Adoption

Ruhr Economic Paper No. 498
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Feb 2015
Gunther Bensch, Michael Grimm and Jörg Peters
RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Household technology adoption; liquidity constraints; weak beliefs; norms and traditions; energy access; Sub-Saharan Africa

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Constrained Firms, Not Subsistence Activities: Evidence on Capital Returns and Accumulation in Peruvian Microenterprises

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6866
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Kristin Göbel, Michael Grimm and Jann Lay
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Erasmus University Rotterdam and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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micro and small enterprises, credit constraints, risk, risk aversion, firm growth, Peru

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Why Do Households Forego High Returns from Technology Adoption: Evidence from Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso

USAEE Working Paper No. 15-214
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Jun 2015
Gunther Bensch, Michael Grimm and Jörg Peters
RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Household technology adoption, liquidity constraints, weak beliefs, traditions, energy access, Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Demand for Off-Grid Solar Electricity – Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

USAEE Working Paper No. 19-411
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Jun 2019
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen), RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Public Infrastructure, Technology Adoption, Electrification, Willingness-To-Pay

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Does Crime Deter South Africans from Self-Employment?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10280
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Katharina Grabrucker and Michael Grimm
University of Passau and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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crime, self-employment, microenterprises, South Africa, informal sector

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Beer, Wood, and Welfare

Ruhr Economic Paper No. 538
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Mar 2015
Michael Grimm and Jörg Peters
Erasmus University Rotterdam and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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Burkina Faso; demand for woodfuel; green growth; impact evaluation; improved stoves; technology adoption

Beer, Wood, and Welfare

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8719
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
Michael Grimm and Jörg Peters
Erasmus University Rotterdam and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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demand for woodfuel, technology adoption, improved stoves, green growth, impact evaluation, female employment

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Rainfall Risk and Fertility: Evidence from Farm Settlements During the American Demographic Transition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10351
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Michael Grimm
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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demographic transition, rainfall risk, income shocks, insurance, historical data

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The Measurement of Income Distribution Dynamics when Demographics are Correlated with Income

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 246-274, June 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 24 May 2007
Denis Cogneau and Michael Grimm
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) and Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Unblurring the Market for Vision Correction: A Willingness to Pay Experiment in Rural Burkina Faso

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11929
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Nov 2018
Michael Grimm and Renate Hartwig
Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Passau
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eyeglasses, information constraint, liquidity constraint, willingness to pay, Burkina Faso

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Mortality Shocks and Survivors’ Consumption Growth

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72, Issue 2, pp. 146-171, April 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Michael Grimm
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Barriers to Entry and Returns to Capital in Informal Activities: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 57, pp. S27-S53, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 May 2011
Michael Grimm, Jens Kruger and Jann Lay
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Asian Development Bank and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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informal enterprises, entry barriers, returns to capital

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The Impact of Aids Mortality on the Distribution of Income in Côte D'Ivoire

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 688-728, 2008
Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Denis Cogneau and Michael Grimm
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) and Erasmus University Rotterdam

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C15, D31, J10

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Longer Life, Higher Welfare?

Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 60, Issue 2, pp. 193-211, 2008
Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Michael Grimm and Kenneth Harttgen
Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Zurich

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Growth and Poverty in Burkina Faso: A Reassessment of the Paradox

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 70-101, 2007
Posted: 17 Jun 2008
Michael Grimm and Isabel Günther
Erasmus University Rotterdam and ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

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D12, D63, 132, O12